Changing the frequency of map updates

To change frequency of map updates to UNIX subordinate (slave) NIS servers

Using the Windows interface

To change the frequency of map updates to UNIX subordinate servers by using the Windows interface
  1. Open the Identity Management for UNIX management console by clicking Start, pointing to Administrative Tools, and then clicking Microsoft Identity Management for UNIX.

    You can also open the Identity Management for UNIX management console from within Server Manager, by expanding Roles and then Active Directory Domain Services in the hierarchy pane, and then selecting Microsoft Identity Management for UNIX.

  2. If necessary, connect to the computer you want to manage.

  3. Click Server for NIS in the hierarchy pane.

  4. With Server for NIS selected in the hierarchy pane, click Map Updates, either in the Actions pane, on the Action menu, or by right-clicking Server for NIS and then clicking Map Updates.

  5. On the General tab of the Server for NIS Properties dialog box, specify the interval you want to elapse between NIS map updates, and then click OK.

Using a command line

Note

To view the full syntax of the nisadmin command, at a command prompt, type nisadmin /?.

To change the frequency of map updates to UNIX subordinate servers by using a command line
  • At a command prompt, type the following, and press ENTER. Days, hh, and mm represent the number of days, hours, and minutes, respectively, that you want to elapse between map updates.

    nisadmin config pushint=days:hh:mm  -s Server -u User -p Password

The following table describes command arguments of nisadmin used in this procedure. For more information, see nisadmin.

Argument Description

[[days:]hh:]mm

Specifies the interval at which the service checks changes to Network Information Service (NIS) maps in Active Directory and propagates them to secondary NIS servers for all domains, in days, hours, and minutes. If hh is specified, hh must be in the range 0–23 and mm must be in the range 0–59.

Server

The master server for the domain.

User

The name of the user who has administrative privileges on the server to be started, if different from the current user.

Password

The password of the user who has administrative privileges on the server to be started, if different from the current user. If you type a user name but omit the password, you will be prompted for the password.